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Davis Named Second Team All-NESCAC Selection

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18


HADLEY, Mass. - Senior guard BJ Davis of the Wesleyan University men's basketball team was named a 2016 Second Team All-NESCAC selection, as voted by the conference coaches and announced Wednesday by the league office.

In his final season with the Cardinals, Davis averaged 16.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game en route to his first all-conference selection of his career. The Hamden, Conn. native had a stellar senior campaign and ranked within the top-10 in the NESCAC in several categories- first in minutes per game (32.5), fifth in points (410) and points per game (16.4), seventh in three-pointers (57), eighth in steals (34), and ninth in free throws (79) and field goals (137).

In addition to his impressive statistical feats, Davis also had several clutch performances throughout the course of the 2016 season, including two game-winners against Little Three rival Williams College. The first occurred on Dec. 5, 2015, when the senior drilled a floater at the buzzer to defeat the Ephs on the road, 58-56. Months later, with the game tied at 63-63, Davis hit a contested three-pointer with just :02 remaining on the clock to secure the win as Wesleyan claimed a share of the Little Three title for the first time since the 1990-91 season.

The senior also hit a pair a clutch free throws against Tufts University this year. With the Cardinals trailing 70-68, and just :03 to play, Davis went to the line and hit both shots to send the game into overtime as Wesleyan eventually prevailed, 78-77.

Davis etched his named in the Wesleyan men's basketball record books this seasons as well, and became the 22nd player in program history to reach the 1,000-point milestone. He finished his career ranked 16th on the Cardinals' all-time scoring list with 1,068 points.

Davis was just one of 10 players in the league to be named an all-conference selection. He joined Connor Green of Amherst, Chris Hudnut of Colby, Ed Ogundeko of Trinity and Vincent Pace of Tufts on the second team. The first team consisted of Shay Ajayi of Trinity, Daniel Aronowitz of Williams, Lucas Hausman of Bowdoin, Tom Palleschi of Tufts and Matt St. Amour of Middlebury. Ajayi was named the Player of the Year.